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Four years ago, in the summer of 2010, the Refuge deployed 30 geolocator tags on 30 separate Arctic terns. Just recently, staff captured the handsome gentleman they have nicknamed Giovanni (Geo, for short). Credit: USFWS

Tag along on the longest migration in the animal kingdom

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You’ve heard us talk about the incredible migration of the rufa red knot, but did you know the Arctic tern undertakes the longest migration in the animal kingdom? Check out what the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge is doing to unravel some of the mysteries of its journey.